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What’s Open & Closed on Mother’s Day

Wondering what is open and what is closed on Mother’s Day? You’re not alone! Here’s a quick list:

Because Mother’s Day falls on a Sunday, government offices will be closed. This includes federal, state, county, and city offices. Post Offices will be closed and mail will not be delivered. Public buildings such as libraries may be open or closed, depending on location.

Banks will be closed.

Stock markets will be closed.

Schools will be closed. This includes primary schools, high schools, colleges, and universities.

Most shopping malls and shopping centers will be open regular hours. This includes the anchor stores typically found in malls: Belk, Bergners, Bloomingdale’s, Bon-Ton, Boscov’s, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Dillard’s, Elder-Beerman, Gordmans, Herberger’s, JCPenney, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sears, Younkers. Several stores will be featuring Mother’s Day sales with deals, discounts, and special promotions.

Most supermarkets and grocery stores will be open regular hours: A&P, Albertsons, ALDI, Baker’s, BI-LO, Carrs, Cashwise/Coborn’s, Cub Foods, Dillons, Food4Less, Food City, Food Lion, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Genuardi’s, Gerbes, Giant Eagle, H-E-B, Harris Teeter, Hornbacher’s, Hy-Vee, Ingles, Jewel-Osco, King Soopers, Kroger, Meijer, Owens, Publix, QFC, Raley’s, Ralphs, Randalls, Safeway, Save-a-Lot, Shaw’s/Star Market, Sweetbay, Vons, Winn-Dixie.

Most “big box” stores will be open regular hours: Academy Sports + Outdoors, Barnes & Noble, Bass Pro Shops, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Big Lots, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Burlington Coat Factory, Cabela’s, Costco, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Gander Mountain, The Home Depot, IKEA, Kmart, Kohl’s, Lowe’s, Menards, Office Depot, Office Max, Old Navy, PetSmart, Ross Dress for Less, Sam’s Club, SkopKo, Staples, Target, Trader Joes, Toys R Us, Walmart.

Your favorite bars and restaurants will be open with Mother’s Day food and drink specials: Applebee’s, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery, Bonefish Grill, Buffalo Wild Wings, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Chili’s, Hooters, Logan’s Roadhouse, Longhorn Steakhouse, O’Charley’s, Olive Garden, On The Border, Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Red Robin, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Ruby Tuesday, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Texas Roadhouse, T.G.I. Friday’s. Some will be opening early on May 14 for Mother’s Day Brunch. As you are probably aware, restaurants are crowded and table space is at a premium. Be sure to make reservations before heading out!

Movie theaters and cinemas are open.

Casinos and other gaming facilities will be open.

Liquor stores and ABC stores will be open in areas where they are allowed to open on Sundays. State and local laws regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages (liquor, beer, and wine) on Sunday vary by location.

Recreation centers are likely open.

Trash and garbage will be collected in locations which have Sunday pickup.

Buses, trains, subways, and other public transportation will run on normal Sunday schedule.

Be sure to spend the day with Mom if you are able. Mother’s Day only comes once per year. For 2017, it happens on Sunday, May 14.